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 2021-09-30 22:00 

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ACLU Lawsuit Accuses Louisiana Officers of Beating a Black Man in Jail...

In a video of Jarrius Brown's police interview, he appears bloodied and beaten and asks for medical attention....

 2021-09-30 21:00 

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'It's Really Good. Of Course, I Love Him Anyway': Dolly Parton Praises Lil Nas X' Cover of 'Jolene'...

The Montero rapper covered the country classic for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge....

 2021-09-30 20:35 

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The Black-White Vaccination Gap May Be Gone but Republicans, Whites Still Hesitant...

Now that we have virtually eliminated racial disparities in the vaccination rate, will we be able to convince Republicans to trust science?...

 2021-09-30 20:00 

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'Bye, Peach': Porsha Williams Confirms Exit From The Real Housewives of Atlanta After 10 Seasons...

The reality star has been on the long-running franchise since season five back in 2012....

 2021-09-30 19:00 

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Fully Vaccinated Senator Known as Fat Wolverine Stands With NBA Players Who Refuse to Get Vaccinated...

When Texas Sen. Ted Cruz agree with you, you should know you're on the wrong side of history....

 2021-09-30 18:46 

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Missouri Rep. Cori Bush Shares Deeply Personal Story of Rape, Abortion During Hearing...

If Republicans stopped trying to limit woman's reproductive rights, Cori Bush may have never needed to share the trauma of her rape and abortion....

 2021-09-30 18:00 

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Republocrats? Manchema?: Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema Are Ruining Biden's Agenda, and They Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way...

Manchin and Sinema have become human roadblocks to Biden's agenda and they are loving it....

 2021-09-30 17:30 

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'I Feel Safe With Books': The Root Presents: It's Lit! Talks Tiny Reparations With Phoebe Robinson...

The comic and bestselling author's third book of essays is the first on her new imprint with Penguin Random House, Tiny Reparations Books....

 2021-09-30 17:00 

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New York Students Stage School Walkout in Protest of District's Response to Racist Incidents...

The incidents include racist social media posts, text message exchanges and a video of a student with an airsoft gun that he says he carries to "Kill N-words."...

 2021-09-30 16:00 

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Racist Social Media Star Who Called for a Race War Cries in Court as He's Sentenced to Prison on Firearms Charges...

Paul Nicholas Miller found out the hard way that this is not a game....

 2021-09-30 16:00 

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My HBCU Comeback Moment: A Home Away From Home...
 2021-09-30 15:19 

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Weird Flex, But OK: Ellen Pompeo Says She and Denzel Washington 'Went at It' on the Set of Grey's Anatomy...

The longtime ABC actress shared an interesting exchange during a recent episode of her Tell Me With Ellen Pompeo podcast....

 2021-09-30 15:00 

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Whole Foods Gets Dragged Over Anti-Racism Sign...

Twitter is undefeated, and the way they dragged Whole Foods is hilarious....

 2021-09-30 14:00 

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School Board Members Ask President Biden for Protection From Violent Threats Over Critical Race Theory and COVID-19 Mandates...

Critical Race Theory debates and COVID-19 mandates are making parents go nuts, and educators are bearing the brunt of it....

 2021-09-30 13:00 

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In Loving Memory of Tim Scott...

Sen. Tim Scott was once a proponent of police accountability. But after he obstructed police reform legislation, even cops are calling him a liar....

 2021-09-30 00:00 

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Role Call: Haile Gerima's Sankofa Finds a Home at Netflix, Thanks to Ava DuVernay's ARRAY...

Questlove set to be honored by the Sundance Insitute; Janelle Mone partners with AAPF for new campaign 'Say Her Name'...

 2021-09-29 23:30 

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Massachusetts High School Football Game Ends After Brawl Over Racial Slurs...

Head coach Willie McGinnes says his players and an assistant coach were called the n-word at a game on Sept. 17....

 2021-09-29 23:00 

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Because Everybody Loves a List, Ulta Beauty Named Its MUSE 100, Honoring Black Voices in Beauty...

As part of Ulta's MUSE initiative, the retailer celebrates 100 founders, creators and influencers, each of whom will receive a $10,000 grant....

 2021-09-29 22:30 

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Black Virginia Beach Family Receives No Help With Neighbor From Hell...

The Martinez family's neighbor has been playing loud music, monkey sounds, skits with racial slurs and using bright blinking lights whenever the family is home....

 2021-09-29 22:00 

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Blacks Are Still Getting Arrested at Higher Rates for Marijuana Possession, Even in States Where It's Legal...

Weed legalization was supposed to help curb arrests of Black people....

 2021-09-29 21:30 

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The NBA Makes It Official: Players Who Refuse to Get Vaccinated Won't Be Paid for Missed Games...

Just in case anyone was unsure on where the league stands, NBA spokesman Mike Bass has made it abundantly clear....

 2021-09-29 21:00 

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Sage Steele Calls ESPN's COVID-19 Mandate 'Sick' and 'Scary'...

The sports anchor's COVID-19 disinformation campaign continues....

 2021-09-29 20:30 

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If You've Got $90 and a Yeezy Fetish, Kanye Has a Hoodie to Sell You...

The entertainer-producer-entrepreneur's latest drop for Gap is as basic as basic gets....

 2021-09-29 20:15 

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WATCH: The Insecure Series Finale Trailer Is Here and I'm Not Crying—You Are...

The trailer hit the Twittersphere Wednesday afternoon and, in true Insecure fashion, had the timeline all in its feels....

 2021-09-29 20:00 

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All-Black Team Will Attempt to Climb Mount Everest for the First Time...

Organizer of the expedition hopes a summit by an all-Black team will boost interest in the outdoors....

 2021-09-29 19:30 

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To the Surprise of No One, Jonquel Jones Is Your 2021 WNBA MVP...

The 27-year-old received 48 out of 49 first-place votes for the prestigious award....

 2021-09-29 19:00 

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Our Kind of People Is A Treasure Trove of Good Writing and Solid Acting. Just Kidding. It's Terrible, and I Love It...

Lee Daniels' latest television show is exactly what you think it is—rich and ridiculous...

 2021-09-29 18:25 

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Though Absolutely No One Asked, Bill Cosby Apparently Has Some Thoughts About R. Kelly; Chuck D Also Weighs In...

Hip-hop icon Chuck D also shared his unique viewpoint on Kelly's guilty verdict, prompting swift online backlash....

 2021-09-29 18:00 

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Video of Former Security Guard Shooting Alvin Motley Jr. Shown in Court...

Livingston told a witness that he had shot and killed four people before he fatally shot Alvin Motley Jr. during a dispute over loud music....

 2021-09-29 17:00 

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When a Snake Fights a Rat There Is No Winner: Trump Loses Case Against White House 'Apprentice' Omarosa Manigault Newman...

Turns out that calling your boss an inept idiot who can't walk and be racist at the same time doesn't violate a nondisclosure agreement....

 2021-09-29 16:30 

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Ibram X. Kendi, Jordan Casteel and Daniel Lind-Ramos Are Among Winners of 2021 MacArthur 'Genius' Grant...

Over a third of the 25 geniuses are Black; 2021 fellows also include Hanif Abdurraqib, Reginald Dwayne Betts and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor....

 2021-09-29 16:00 

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Following R. Kelly's Guilty Verdict, Ex-Mentee Sparkle Speaks Out...

The singer was the first woman to publicly sound the alarm about Kelly after viewing the infamous tape involving the entertainer and her 14-year-old niece....

 2021-09-29 15:00 

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Dylann Roof's Death Sentence Appeal Denied...

Roof's pathway to appealing his murder conviction is closing....

 2021-09-29 13:57 

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The Unbearable Whiteness of the Democratic Party...and America...

Activists, voters and members of the Congressional Black Caucus have expressed frustration at the Democratic Party's apathy on issues that affect Black America....

 2021-09-29 00:00 

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Alabama Honors 3 Black Women Whose Bodies Were Subjected to Experimental Surgery...

The three enslaved women, who were victims of famed gynecologist Dr. J. Marion Sims, are immortalized in a statue called the...

 2021-09-28 23:00 

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Professor Who Allegedly Yelled Racial Slurs and Spit on Black Woman Resigns Amid Felony Charges...

Alberto Friedmann's attorney says his client wouldn't use racial slurs because he's a minority himself and a child of immigrants....

 2021-09-28 22:00 

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In Her First Interview as a Newlywed, Issa Rae Advocates for Self-Care...

The actress-producer and new bride is prioritizing wellness, both for herself and her beloved South Los Angeles neighborhood....

 2021-09-28 21:30 

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The Ongoing Prank Wars Between Nick Cannon and Kevin Hart Reach New Heights—Literally...

The two friends have been in an ongoing troll-a-thon that's gotten more and more ridiculous at each turn....

 2021-09-28 20:30 

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ESPN's Carousel of Chaos Continues With Jay Williams' Removal From NBA Countdown. Could Jalen Rose Be Next?...

The former Duke star is the latest name over at ESPN to get shuffled around....

 2021-09-28 20:00 

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Watch: The Yee-Haw Agenda Is Hella Strong and Hella Black in the New Trailer for The Harder They Fall...

The highly anticipated film boasts a stacked cast, including Idris Elba, Regina King, Jonathan Majors and Delroy Lindo....

 2021-09-28 19:30 

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Lawsuit by Former Aurora, Colo., Cop Fired for Photos Mocking Elijah McClain's Death Is Dismissed...

The lawsuit alleged that Jason Rosenblatt was denied his right to an independent review board before being fired....

 2021-09-28 19:00 

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Karl-Anthony Towns Tears Into the Minnesota Timberwolves at NBA Media Day: 'It Hasn't Been Easy Since I Came Here'...

The two-time NBA All-Star has had enough with the instability in Minnesota....

 2021-09-28 18:00 

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The U.S. Has Expelled Nearly 4,000 Haitian Migrants in 9 Days Because America Is an Exclusive Nightclub...

The 4,000 Haitian migrants, whose country has been roiled by an earthquake and political turmoil, weren't even granted the chance to seek asylum....

 2021-09-28 17:00 

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Investigators Looking Into Suspected Arson Fire at Portland, Maine Church With Black Lives Matter Sign...

Investigators found the Black Lives Matter sign in some bushes near the church while investigating the fire that blaze early Sunday morning....

 2021-09-28 16:00 

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Texas GOP Proposed Redistricting Map Would Reduce Black and Hispanic Majority Congressional Districts...

Despite people of color making up 95 percent of the state's growth over the last decade, Republicans are moving to diminish their voting power....

 2021-09-28 15:00 

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Barack Obama Will Finally Break Ground on Historic Presidential Library. So Why Are Some Chicagoans Upset?...

Some Chicago activists believe that the presidential center will be the start of gentrification on Chicago's South Side....

 2021-09-28 14:16 

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R&B Singer-Songwriter Andrea Martin Dies at 49...

Over the course of her career, Martin penned hits for several award-winning artists such as En Vogue, Monica, Toni Braxton and Jennifer Hudson....

 2021-09-28 14:00 

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UMass Investigating Racist Email Sent to Black Student Organizations...

Black students at UMass Amherst have been receiving racist emails since August....

 2021-09-28 13:18 

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So, About That Rematch: Tyron Woodley Settles Bet, Gets 'I Love Jake Paul' Tattoo...

The former five-time UFC champion really wants that rematch against Jake Paul....

 2021-09-27 23:00 

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Minnesota Department of Human Rights Finds Michaels Store and Police Discriminated Against Black Teenager...

A Michaels employee told investigators that the manager who called the police had a history of racially profiling customers....

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